HOUSTON Aegis Aerospace Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a new contract task order to develop, produce, and operate the STPSat-7 satellite for the United States Space Force’s (USSF) Space Systems Command’s (SSC) Space Test Program (STP).


STPSat-7 is an ESPA class, low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite hosting research and technology demonstration payloads for the Department of Defense (DoD).  Aegis Aerospace will develop STPSat-7 utilizing its M-1 satellite bus and ground systems first developed for the STPSat-4 mission, launched in 2020.


Aegis Aerospace has supported the STP and the DoD Human Spaceflight Payloads Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center since 1992 and has successfully enabled over 1.3 million hours of space science and technology development for its DoD investigators.  “It is an honor to be selected as the developer and operator for the STPSat-7 mission, and to extend our heritage of enabling low-cost, rapid technology development in space for our customers,” stated Bill Hollister, Aegis Aerospace’s vice president of space and defense services.


This work begins immediately and delivery will be in 2023, with operations planned through January, 2025.


The Aegis Aerospace-developed STPSat-4, shown here during its launch from the International Space Station in 2020, is the basis for the STPSat-7 design. Credit: NASA.



Aegis Aerospace Inc.

Aegis Aerospace Inc. is a minority woman-owned space and technology company that provides turn-key solutions to government and commercial customers in the space and defense industries. Formed in 2021 through the merger of Alpha Space and MEI Technologies, Aegis Aerospace offers 30 years of success and innovation in the areas of commercial space services, technology development, engineering services, and related products.



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